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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Olivero » Wed May 10, 2017 10:00 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:
DrDogwood wrote:I've used a number 10 or 11 shade in a set of cutting torch goggles when repairing a loader frame before just don't learn the hard way like I did cover your face and head I used two painting head covers they are made of thin cotton and worked well I spent a three days inside that loader frame it was 3 inch plate welded to a 5x8 solid and some 2 inch plate.


I have a buddy that wears a welding-specific balaclava for this. I just slather my face and all other exposed skin in SPF 45 or better.

Steve


And that keeps you protected? So if i wore my fancy schmancy goggles without the smurf wrap and used suncreen instead, I would be all good?
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Farmwelding » Wed May 10, 2017 10:24 am

Olivero wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:
DrDogwood wrote:I've used a number 10 or 11 shade in a set of cutting torch goggles when repairing a loader frame before just don't learn the hard way like I did cover your face and head I used two painting head covers they are made of thin cotton and worked well I spent a three days inside that loader frame it was 3 inch plate welded to a 5x8 solid and some 2 inch plate.


I have a buddy that wears a welding-specific balaclava for this. I just slather my face and all other exposed skin in SPF 45 or better.

Steve


And that keeps you protected? So if i wore my fancy schmancy goggles without the smurf wrap and used suncreen instead, I would be all good?

To a point-I wouldnt do it all the time. Steve has a job that requires extensive weird posistions and welding so he needs to do this at times. Welding in an 8inch hole to fix a crack for instance- fit a helmet in there.
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Olivero » Wed May 10, 2017 11:10 am

Yeah, naturally. I bought it so I could use it for those tougher space jobs, or the small jobs that I can't bother lugging my helmet around.

Seems any time I use my hood, I damage the paint job :lol:
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby rick9345 » Wed May 10, 2017 1:14 pm

"I have a buddy that wears a welding-specific balaclava for this. I just slather my face and all other exposed skin in SPF 45 or better.

Steve"

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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed May 10, 2017 7:31 pm

I use sunblock as "liquid sleeves" quite often. Only for my face, neck, and ears in the rare case I can't fit my hood in the space, but when TIG welding, I use sunblock in place of sleeves. I've done this for years. You can get sunblock up to SPF100 or something like that, but SPF 45 applied twice a day has saved me from flash-burn for many years.

Do I recommend it as daily practice? No. Your safety people will frown. I don't need it all day every day, and I don't have "safety people", so I do it as needed.

SPF does nothing for MIG spatter...

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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby LtBadd » Wed May 10, 2017 7:55 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:SPF does nothing for MIG spatter...

Steve

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Is that the voice of experience :o
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Farmwelding » Wed May 10, 2017 7:59 pm

LtBadd wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:SPF does nothing for MIG spatter...

Steve

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Is that the voice of experience :o

I can attest to it :lol:

And also I have used numerous welding jackets that a good bit of spatter has gone through. Burns that smelled like mig welding for probably eight hours. That took me awhile to figure out why in the middle of AP calculus I was smelling welding-just my arm
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby exnailpounder » Wed May 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Farmwelding wrote:
LtBadd wrote:
Otto Nobedder wrote:SPF does nothing for MIG spatter...

Steve

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Is that the voice of experience :o

I can attest to it :lol:

And also I have used numerous welding jackets that a good bit of spatter has gone through. Burns that smelled like mig welding for probably eight hours. That took me awhile to figure out why in the middle of AP calculus I was smelling welding-just my arm

I smell like pork when I'm on fire :lol:
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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Otto Nobedder » Wed May 10, 2017 8:57 pm

MMMmmmm.

Somone's grilling!

Oh, shit, that's me! :shock:

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Re: Welding helmet for tight spaces

Postby Olivero » Wed May 10, 2017 10:28 pm

My boss a former sheetmetal worker and welder for 20 years was welding an 8" piece of hydronic pipe for our building, middle of the night on his side, overhead. He's laying on a blanket, god knows why.

Hey Oliver!

What?!

Why does it smell like somethings burning?

I don't know, your welding not me.

Oliver!

WHAT?!

Am i on fire?

No Sam. But the blanket is :lol:
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